Top 10 tips for that epic ride

Posted by Paul​ Walton on January 03, 2009 0 comments

I am going to list a few things that every mountain biker should have in his/her possession when going out on epic rides. Packing your riding gear can be a real pain, and if your anything like me, you always forget something. Many a time I run back and forth getting things I had forgotten or get half way up the road to have to turn around and go back. Being in the middle of nowhere without the right gear can be a very dangerous place, and if the weather changes... It can really put a damper on your day, or even curse it.

1) A chocolate bar (For emergencies)
2) Make sure you have plenty of water, (You can never have enough).
3) As well as plain water take a supplement like "GO" (This stuff rocks on hot days!)
4) Take some sarnies.
5) An OS map and compass. (Don't solely rely on a GPS).
6) Layers of fast wick clothing ( Remember you can always take them off).
7) Water/wind proof jacket and survival blanket, (Even if the sun is shining ).
8) A good pump, Alan keys, Torque keys, Chain rivet, Puncture repair kit, inner tube.
9) Small first aid kit (Great for dressing wounds).
10) Mobile phone. (Getting a signal can be hit and miss)

Everything else is optional, ie: your bike, helmet, gloves, bell,,, ;-)

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